Heartbreak is hard. But purging every trace of your ex on social media can be the first step towards healing.
But what if you look cute in some of your old pics with your ex? One woman has found that deleting is not always the answer.
Rosie from Singapore decided that instead of removing the old pics, she would simply update the captions to make them more honest.
After breaking up with her old flames, Rosie never actually deleted any photos of the two of them together, but she archived them, which hid them from her timeline.
But she decided to add them back, with the updated captions, and a Tweet about her funny swipes at her former loves has now gone viral.
‘Decided to unarchive all the pictures I had with shitty guys because I look cute but updated the captions to be more accurate,’ she wrote on Twitter.
She posted three screengrabs from Instagram of her posing in romantic snaps with guys she is no longer seeing.
In the first pic she is being literally swept off her feet by a boy, as he holds her in his arms at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
‘Not a fan of Valentine’s Day but a huge fan of my Valentine,’ reads the original caption.
But the new edit underneath reads: ‘He broke up with me the next day!’
The second pic shows her kissing an ex’s cheek: ‘Like if you think I can do better.’
Underneath she added: ‘Edit: He broke up with me through Facebook messenger so yes, I can do better.’
The final pic was taken with a beautiful city skyline as the backdrop: ‘
‘Took a 7 hour bus to Boston to take this picture.’
The edit reads: ‘Was not worth the trip.’
Rosie’s tweet has been liked more than 57,000 times and she has even inspired other women to look back over their old pics to do the same.
One Instagram user edited an old pic that had the original caption: ‘Happy two year anniversary and new year to my love. I’m so excited for our future together, I know we are going to do amazing things! Thank you for making me smile everyday and for all of your support an motivation.’
The edit told a different story: ‘I had to post things like this or else he didn’t believe that I loved him and he would cheat on me because he felt “insecure”. This was the third time I dyed my hair red bc I was desperately seeking attention bc things weren’t OK.’
Lots of people have praised Rosie for being so honest on social media, where people usually only show off a perfectly curated version of themselves which doesn’t always reflect real life.
‘You’re an icon,’ said one commenter. Another added: ‘This is a damn smart thing to do.’
Rosie went on to explain exactly why she edited her captions.
‘I just wanted to clarify this tweet isn’t about shaming any of the men pictured.
‘This post is about me, how I moved on by acknowledging my experiences and pain, and knowing that I deserve better. & also that I look good in these pics.
‘Remember that healing is not always about forgiving and forgetting, and however you choose to heal and move on know that you deserve the world.’
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